Elective home education

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Elective home education

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has published findings from a survey of local authorities in England looking at the characteristics of children and young people who are known to be home schooled. Findings from 118 local authorities who responded to the survey show that 35,487 children and young people were known to be home schooled on school census day, 5 October 2017. The analysis covers: the most common reasons given for home schooling; ways of supporting home schooling children and their families; information about safeguarding issues; and comments on existing legislation and guidance.

Source: ADCS  Date: 17 November 2017

Further information: Summary analysis of the ADCS elective home education survey October 2017 (PDF)